Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School College Preparatory Academy

At Lighthouse College Preparatory Academies (CPA), we make an extraordinary promise: if a scholar graduates from our College Prep Academy, he/she will be accepted to a four year college or university.  We keep that promise, through rigorous standards and an arts-infused curriculum that prepares students academically, socially and culturally for success in college – and beyond.  We are fully accredited with the Arkansas Department of Education.


Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 425
Grades: 7-12
Date Opened:
Principal: William Felton


Annual Events

  • Arts Exhibits
  • Fall Showcase
  • Winter Showcase
  • Teacher/Scholar Basketball Game
  • Monthly Parent Night
  • Talent Showcase
  • 4 Annual Dances 
  • Exhibitions
  • College Trips
  • Senior European Trips
  • Senior National Trips
  • Community Service Projects
  • Homecoming
  • Prom
  • Winter Formal

Extracurricular Activities

  • Girls and Boys Basketball
  • Track
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Cheer
  • Dance
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Student Council
  • Mock Trial
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Environmental Club
  • Film Studies
  • Theater
  • Stock Market Game
  • A.S.C.E.N.D. Program
  • High School Gifted and Talented Program


  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Department of Defense Educational Activity (dodea)
  • Military K-12 Partnership
  • Sam's of Sherwood
  • ITT College
  • University of Arkansas - Diversity Affairs Outreach
  • Project Lead the Way
  • Pulaski County Technical College
  • Museum of Discovery
  • Bale Chevrolet
  • Virtual Arkansas
  • Jacksonville Theater Company


Congratulations to the JLCS CPA 8th Grade boys Basketball team who won the North Little Rock Middle School Basketball Tournament of Champions! Lighthouse Academies CEO Khori Whitaker was in attendance for the championship game. During this particular tournament the Wolves won each game by an average of 23 points! JLCS boast a 6-1 record on the season while only competing against schools that triple their enrollment! Needless to say the future looks bright for JLCS athletics! The Wolves are led by Gerald Doakes, Devonte Davis, Jason Bobo, DeKairo Rudolf, & Jordan Maxwell and Coached by Jermaine Bryant....

 Check out the new website for the Gifted and Talented Program.

Accreditation Status 2014-2015- Accredited

JLCS CPA has an "Achieving" school improvement status.

Smart Core

CPA Parental Involvement Plan 2015-16

 NAEP Grade 8 Arts Assessment Parent Letter



Monthly Events



25-27 - Thanksgiving Break


3 - Literacy Family Amazing Race Night - 6 pm
5 - Senior CPR Training Classes 8 am and 12 pm
7-11 Hour of Code Week
10 - Computer Programming Parent Night 6 pm
12 - Senior CPR Training Classes 8 am and 12 pm
17 - Winter Concert
14-18 Semester Tests
21 - Winter Break Begins


5 - Students Return to School


Cast members of School House Rock appear on television
Cast members of School House Rock Live - perform on Channel 7 Daybreak

Documents & Links

Latest Documents

Student Applications

Gifted and Talented Program

Other Plans and Policies

School Supply List

Scholar Family Handbooks

Personnel Policies

Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting



AR State Required Information



Document Archive

AR State Required Information

Annual Reports


Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting


Extra-Curricular Programs

Financial Reports

Marketing Materials



Other Plans and Policies

Personnel Policies

Personnel Policies and Evaluation


Progress Reports

Scholar Family Handbooks

School Calendars

School News

School Supply List


School Leaders


Will Felton

Mr. Will Felton
Mr. Felton is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and Grand Canyon University. He has served in education for 16 years at many grade-levels and under various administrative titles. Mr. Felton is National Board Certified, received the STAR Educator Award from the U.S. Department of Education and the ING Unsung Hero Award. He is a graduate of the Arkansas Technology Program, National Writing Project, and the ESL Academy. Currently Mr. Felton is pursuing his doctorate in Organizational and Educational Leadership. This is Mr. Felton's second year at Lighthouse.
Assistant Principal

Amanda Crowder

Ms. Crowder is a graduate of University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has been in education for over a decade as a classroom teacher, Team Leader, Department Chair, and School Improvement Coordinator. She has been a presenter at the National Middle School Conference and is a Train the Trainer for Aha Process! She is also a presenter for the Staff Development Educators in the area of Differentiated Instruction. She is National Board Certified and is a Lead 21 Walton Scholar at Arkansas Tech University where she obtained her master’s in Education Leadership. This is Ms. Crowder’s fifth year with Lighthouse Academies
Director of Teacher Leadership Math/Science

Ralph Cosio

Mr. Isaiah Cosio
Mr. Cosio is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and has been in education for three years as a classroom teacher, team leader, and mentor. He has served as a mentor for the UCA Master of Arts in Teaching program and was recognized as the 2013 Mentor of the Year. He recently graduated with his Master of Science in School Leadership, Management, and Administration. This is Mr. Cosio’s fifth year with Lighthouse Academies
Director of Teacher Leadership ELA

Henry Kleckley

Mr. Henry Kleckley
Mr. Kleckley graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2002. Upon graduating with a degree in Youth Ministry, Kleckley began his career in education as a substitute teacher for K-12. He served as an intervention counselor for three years as he founded and coordinated the Successful Intervention Program for a local elementary school. In this program, Mr. Kleckley served as a mentor, counselor, and tutor for scholars who were at risk of academic failure or suspension. Mr. Kleckley taught ELA for eight years, serving as a certified READ 180 Facilitator during that time period. He has mentored and coached student teachers, masters of arts teachers, and novice teachers. Mr. Kleckley was voted as “Teacher of the Year” by Lighthouse scholars for the 2014-2015 school year. Currently, Mr. Kleckley is part of the Inaugural Cohort for the Charter Leadership Institute hosted by the Arkansas Public School Resource Center. This Mr. Kleckley’s fourth year with Lighthouse.
Director of College Transitions

Barrett Petty

Barrett Petty
Mr. Petty graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. He received his Master of Science in School Counseling from John Brown University. Additionally, Mr. Petty received his Educational Specialist in Counseling from Harding University. He is currently working on his Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies at the University of Central Arkansas. Mr. Petty has had 8 prior years of public education experience including teaching secondary mathematics and being a school counselor. This is Mr. Petty’s second year with Lighthouse.
Teacher Lead Fellow

Christopher Felty

Mr. Felty graduated from the University of Central Arkansas’ Honors College in 2007 with a B.A. in Spanish. He gained educational experience as an elementary English teacher in Madrid, Spain from 2007-2009 through the UCETAM English Auxiliary grant program. During his time there, he also served as the English Immersion Coordinator at the Uceda Granja Escuela. He became a classroom teacher in 2012 and has taught Spanish and coached golf, baseball, and soccer. He completed his Masters of Education in Secondary Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2014. This is Mr. Felty’s fourth year with Lighthouse.


Become a Lighthouse Academy Student

Discover, achieve and prepare for success in college and beyond. We will prepare your student academically, socially and culturally to succeed in and graduate from college.  We will develop your student’s critical decision-making skills to prepare him/her for success in life.  Lighthouse Academies offers small schools, small class sizes, longer school year, and longer school day so we can provide students with a high quality education. Don’t wait – apply now to transform your child’s future!

Join Our Team

December LunchDecember BreakfastNovember Breakfast MenuNovember Lunch MenuParent Newsletter CPA November 2015Basketball Schedule 2015-2016Annual Notice for Asbestos Free School CPACPA October LunchCPA October BreakfastNAEP Parent LetterJLCS Signature PageAre you fearless, driven and forward-thinking? We need people who want to teach, lead and transform the lives of our students. We need people who share our passion for creativity and innovation. We are committed to developing the capacity of our staff with 20 professional days each year, individual coaching and collaboration. Join us in transforming children’s futures.

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Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School College Preparatory Academy

251 North 1st Street, Jacksonville, AR 72076, USA

34.8687782 -92.1079559
Tel: 501-985-1228
Fax: 501-985-1233

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